Monday, April 24, 2017

week 45: April 24

Hey family!! 

Honestly this week was sooo perfect! My heart is just full because of the miracles we have seen and for this opportunity I have to serve my savior Jesus Christ each day. I LOVE THIS MISSION. 

We received a referral from the English elders earlier this week for a family of 3. Their daughter is having problems with drugs and stuff and they want some extra help from god. We went by with the English elders and a member from their ward that speaks Spanish to meet them. We sat and talked about about the problems they are having and how god is there for them. We testified to them about the power of gods love for us, how he has a plan for each one of his children and how if we follow the example of his son Jesus Christ we can not fail. We introduced the Book of Mormon to them and how this book will save their family. They were super excited to read it. I'm excited to meet with them again this week! 

We had a lesson with our other investigator Gino this week. He is 18 and is a great kid. After we taught him the restoration, we talked about the Book of Mormon and how it is a story of the people from the americas. He loved that concept. We invited him to read the first 15 chapters. When we invited him he looked at us and said, "15 capĆ­tulos? Eso es nada! Voy a leer todo el libro!" That night he read the first 5 chapters and loved it. We are working on getting him to church this next week. 

We had a fireside yesterday where investigators can come as well as recent converts and members! It was super cool to hear the new members testimonies and how the gospel has changed their lives. It really helped me to see the fruits of our labors! 

So crazy story!! As I was sitting on the stand at the fireside, I looked up and saw Bryan Romrell walk in the chapel!! I was sooooo stoked. Haha it was so good to see a familiar face. He is here for the summer so hopefully I'll get to see him again. He posted the picture of us on his instagram so hopefully I can get that from him soon. 

There's nothing else I'd rather be doing at this point in my life. The church is true. The Book of Mormon is true. Through this gospel we can have eternal peace. Thank you for the emails this week everyone :) 

Elder Cammack šŸŒ¶

Monday, April 17, 2017

week 44 Feliz Pascua

Hey family what's up? 

I had two awesome exchanges this week! 

The first one was with a new missionary named Elder Conley. It was super awesome! Him and I are very similar and I'm excited to serve with him for the next year. We did some service at a food bank and did some tracting. 

On Friday I had another exchange con mi papĆ” Elder Jones. It was a must needed exchange and I loved every second of it. He goes home at the end of next transfer so I don't have much time left with him. I can honestly say I've learned more from him during my time as a missionary than anyone else! While on the exchange we set two dates with a couple of his investigators and played some soccer with some little Guatemalans haha. Bet you think the hispanics won... but no! Los Gringos always win. 

We were able to find 5 new investigators after church on Sunday so I'm excited to see where they go this week. 

I have absolutely loved being a missionary during this Easter season. TBH I have never even thought of Easter as a Christ centered holiday until now. I felt the spirit a ton this week while I testified of our saviors sacrifice for us. There is nothing else I would rather be doing than serving him at this time. I have learned so much of the importance of the sacrament and even have a new view point of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I have always heard people say that Jesus Christ died just for me but I've never really felt that until I started searching the scriptures for myself. 

Hoppy Easter everyone!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

week 42 Soy un Texican

Another crazy week here in south Texas! 

Tuesday we had transfers and my companion left to his new area. The other elder in my district Elder Williams is training but his trainee didn't come in til Thursday so we were in a trio all day Tuesday! Because there wasn't another other elder coming back to my area from transfer meeting, there was not enough elders to bring our car back to the area. Sooo when all the elders got back from the mission office, we had to have another companionship take my  new companion, Elder Williams and me to the temple to pick up the keys to the car from the APs then to the mission office to pick up our car. That took up pretty much the whole day because of traffic coming out of Houston but it did make for some cool pics of downtown! Haha 

Then on Wednesday we were still in a trio. We had correlation with our ward mission leader, then had an appointment with some members in Elder Williams area. It is so different but divertido doing missionary work in a trio and covering 5 different areas ( the 3 new areas my companion and I picked up and Elder Williams area). Then we had to take Elder Williams to training meeting to pick up his new trainee! We drove all the way to the mission home! It was weird to be there because I haven't been there since the first day I got to Houston! Then we went back to a different area with some English elders in Cypress while waiting for the elders at training meeting for the rest of the night. We then met Elder Williams and his new trainee when they finished training meeting and then drove back to their area, dropped them off, then drove back to ours. We didn't get back home until like 11:30 (that's late in missionary time) haha but it was a super fun adventure! 

We have been working with some of the new less actives and investigators from the areas that we picked up. We haven't had too much success with them but no effort is wasted right? 

Friday we had district meeting which was superrr sweet! We have a new hermana in our district from Mexico that doesn't speak English so I had to do district meeting in Spanish. It was sooo fun. The new hermana is named Hermana FernĆ”ndez. She was telling me that when she first came on the mission, her and her companion were buying food at Walmart and she didn't buy anything. Her companion asked why she wasn't going to buy anything and she said because everything is so expensive here! She said 3 dollars to buy cereal here would buy a whole store where she's from in Mexico haha. A lot of times I take things for granted because I grew up here in the United States but talking to people from Mexico and Central America everyday has opened my eyes at the situations that people grow up in. It has been so humbling to see and I want so bad to just help everyone that I can! We also found 4 new investigators that day too!!

Saturday before conference we got a call from President Mortensen informing us that we will not have to cover a whole zone anymore haha. He sent another set of English elders here in Katy so now instead of having 4 areas, we have two. One is called the Cinco West ward ( English) and the other is the Spanish ward we have always had called Westgreen! 

I loved every minute of conference. Conference on the mission is so much more powerful than conference back home. I felt the spirit so strong as the prophet and apostles talked. As they talked I could just feel their devine power and I could feel that they are called of god. One of my favorite talks was from Elder Rasband on Saturday about repentance. It really opened my eyes and gave me a new perspective of repentance. 

Sunday we had to go sealy for a baptismal interview for someone that I used to teach! He wasn't interested when I was there but he has had a change of heart from reading the Book of Mormon and is super ready to be baptized. :) I was able to see the Garza family that I baptized in Sealy for a little bit as well! 

My new companion is Elder Stulce from Palmyra, Utah. Him and I are seriously like the same person haha. I love him to death. Back home he drove a dually ford and had a giant beard haha. He is super redneck which makes me love him even more. He just says things how they are and doesn't beat around bush I stinkin love it. He came in the mission when I had just finished training so he has about 7 months in the mission now. 

Sorry this email is so long haha I thought I'd put some detail into this one since my emailing has been pretty bad lately. Thanks for the emails this week. It's super good to hear from all of you and keep sending them because I love hearing about what's going on with each one of you. I love this work and I love being a representative of Jesus Christ. Hope everything is good with y'all. It's kinda weird when I speak sometimes because I get Texas language and Spanish language running in my head at the same time so sometimes they both just come out so sorry about that haha. Anyways, thanks for all that you do for me have a great week :) 

Elder Cammack šŸŒ¶

Road signs in Texas lol